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Re: Document that symbol prefix "my-" (or other) should be left for user

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: Document that symbol prefix "my-" (or other) should be left for users
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2015 12:31:07 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.130014 (Ma Gnus v0.14) Emacs/24.5 (darwin)

>>>>> Teemu Likonen <address@hidden> writes:

> I have had zero problems but it's also near-zero effort to decide a prefix,
> document it and obey it. And yes, it's for avoiding name conflicts: so that
> user's configuration won't harm future Emacs functionality, nor the other
> way around.

> But it's just a suggestion. I'm not going to have a month long
> discussion about this. So just ignore it. :-)

I appreciate the effort, Teemu, but I don't think it needs explicit
documentation. The only package that could conceivably use "my-" as a prefix
would have to be called "my", otherwise it's in violation of other Emacs
coding standards. At that point, a user who uses such a "my" package can
either choose not to (to preserve the "my-" namespace for themselves), or
request that the author change its name.

John Wiegley                  GPG fingerprint = 4710 CF98 AF9B 327B B80F
http://newartisans.com                          60E1 46C4 BD1A 7AC1 4BA2

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